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An evening with Anna Goldsworthy – From Baroque to Impressionist

It was standing room only at the EU Centre for Global Affairs’ 2017 Concert held on Wednesday 13th September in Adelaide.  Renowned South Australian pianist and author,  Dr Anna Goldsworthy stunned the audience with remarkable performances of varied European compositions from Bach, Schubert, Liszt and Ravel.   Anna Goldsworthy captivated the audience, not only with her […]

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2 December 2016 in Sydney | Business Breakfast Forum | In Pursuit of Services Trade and Investment Outcomes in the Australia/European Union FTA

This Forum will take you on a business roller coaster ride across the highs, the lows and the bumps in the current services trade negotiating landscape, from doldrums in the GATS and heights of success with TPP, to crisis with TTIP, through BREXIT, across hiccups with CETA, to the end-game with TISA, a new initiative […]

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Trade Policy Luncheon Forum: Intellectual Property

The EU Centre for Global Affairs hosted a luncheon Forum on Friday 28 October 2016 at the offices of Minter Ellison in Adelaide. Discussion focussed on differences in the legal approach in Australia and in the EU to geographic origin labelling and what this might mean for local South Australian food and beverage producers. As […]

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Could TPP seal the fate of geographical indications?

By Yves Renouf, IIT Visiting WTO Fellow This year, the Asia WTO Research Network Annual Conference, held in Hong Kong on 16-17 May, discussed the paradigm shift in international trade regulation that may result from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Danny Friedmann, Research Associate in the Law Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discussed […]

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28 October 2016 | Luncheon Discussion | What’s in a Name? Geographical Indications. How they are handled in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and implications for the EU/Australia FTA?

The EU Centre for Global Affairs invites you to a formal luncheon discussion on the origin labelling implications for local South Australian food and beverage producers – as well as the EU/Australia FTA negotiations – of the TPP’s push towards a trademark system (rather than sui generis system) to protect Geographical Indications. Date: Friday, 28 October […]

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27 September 2016 | Luncheon Discussion | Is the EU under threat? The EU’s new Global Strategy – From Vision to Action

The EU Centre for Global Affairs is delighted to offer a number of complimentary seats to a luncheon discussion in Adelaide with Dr Nathalie Tocci, Special Adviser to the European Union’s High Representative/Vice President of the European Commission (EU HRVP) Federica Mogherini. Dr Tocci played a key role in drafting the EU’s recently launched ‘Global […]

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New Zealand offers UK its top trade negotiators for post-Brexit deals

The Telegraph Peter Spence, Economics Correspondent 30 June 2016 • 10:15am New Zealand has offered its top trade negotiators to the United Kingdom, relieving the British civil service as it prepares for the strain of seeking new deals with countries across the globe. The Telegraph understands that the Commonwealth country has made an offer to […]

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Brexit: Its not over! – Hein Roelfsema

Hein Roelfsema, a recent visitor to the University of Adelaide and Associate Professor of International Macroeconomics at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, has a unique perspective on the implications of Brexit… There is no doubt about the significance of the impact of the UK’s choice to exit the EU on its economy. The market’s assessment […]

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BREXIT to complicate planned Australia-EU free trade talks

Britains decision to bid adieu to the European Union will likely impact its trade relations with Asia Pacific nations such as Australia, which is preparing to negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU, analysts have told MLex. The EU and Australia said last November that they would begin negotiations on a free trade agreement. […]

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2016 Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) Essay Competition

The Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia announces that the 23rd CESAA annual Essay Competition is now open for entries. Essays from any discipline dealing with contemporary (post-war) Europe and/or the European Union can be submitted for consideration in one of the following two categories: Best essay by an undergraduate student (2,000 – 4,000 words) Best […]

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